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The UN Secretary-General’s special advisor on Burma, Vijay Nambiar, met with the Kachin Independence Organisation (KIO) in the armed group’s Laiza headquarters on Wednesday.
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More than 800,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Burma are facing a variety of critical humanitarian needs, according to Unicef, which found that one in three IDPs are children vulnerable to malnutrition and a host of knock-on effects.
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A high-level UN mission has flown to Arakan State to discuss with Burmese government officials a plan for responding to the withdrawal of international aid workers as well as a looming shortage of food and water for tens of thousands of vulnerable people.
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The Rakhine State Government has invited United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to visit to see how “sensitive and fragile” is the situation there, the secretary of the state’s information committee, U Win Myaing, told Mizzima on April 1.
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The United Nations has extended the mandate of the special rapporteur for human rights in Myanmar and renewed its call for the government to allow the opening of a country office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.
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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged the Government of Myanmar to ensure the safety and security of all staff members and their property in the wake of recent attacks against the United Nations and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Rakhine state.
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The outgoing UN human rights rapporteur for Burma will urge the United Nations to get involved in an investigation into allegations that dozens of Rohingya Muslims were killed in Duu Chee Yar Tan village, Arakan State.
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Human Rights Watch is criticizing the United Nations for raising the possibility of Burma contributing U.N. peacekeepers.
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The European Burma Network (EBN) has called on the UN to remain vigilant as human rights violations continue in Burma.
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The United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) led a workshop hosting several local companies as a part of a new project aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions, an official said.
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The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Burma, Tomás Ojea Quintana, says he remains convinced that serious violent incidents took place last month in the village of Duchira Dan, including lootings, rapes and the loss of Rohingya lives, as well as the disappearance of a local police officer.
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Tomas Ojea Quintana, U.N. special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar, spoke to Thomson Reuters Foundation about ceasefire prospects in the north and other human rights concerns, in addition to calling for an independent investigation into the alleged January massacre of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar’s Rakhine State.
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The human rights situation in Burma has improved, UN envoy Tomás Ojea Quintana said at Yangon Airport on Wednesday, speaking at a press conference that concluded a six-day visit to the country and also marked the end of his six-year mandate as the UN’s Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in the country.
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United Nations’ Special Rapporteur on human rights in Burma, Tomás Ojea Quintana, arrived in Monywa, Sagaing Division, on Monday to meet with villagers living near the controversial Latpadaung Copper Mine.
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The U.N. special investigator on human rights in Myanmar warned Wednesday that sectarian violence could jeopardize the country’s democratic reforms if it is not addressed urgently.
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United Nations (UN) human rights envoy Tomas Ojea Quintana said Myanmar still has to deal with “very challenging” human rights issues.
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The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Burma, Tomás Ojea Quintana, will undertake his final official visit to the country from 14 to 19 February, a UN statement said on Tuesday.
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Thursday 6 February saw the Government launch of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement. The program will aim to combat malnutrition in Burma, where a third of all children under five are stunted in their growth. It will be run in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), World Health Organisation (WHO), World Food Programme (WFP) and UNICEF.
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Myanmar should take preventive measures against the sexual exploitation of children by tourists, as there has been a rising trend of child sex tourism in neighbouring countries, according to the children’s protection officer for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
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United Nations. A UN committee on Tuesday called on Myanmar to stick to a promise to release all political prisoners by the end of the year.
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